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Puffy Eyes You Can’t Disguise

POSTED ON August 7, 2013

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So you just got done with a good,long cry and now it is time to get on with the rest of your day. Except, there is one problem, your emotional episode is still written all over your face. Puffy eyes can be a lingering consequence of an emotional breakdown , but why? Picture courtesy:peperonity.com According to allaboutvision.com, emotions cause tears to contain more water than a normal ...

So you just got done with a good,long cry and now it is time to get on with the rest of your day. Except, there is one problem, your emotional episode is still written all over your face. Puffy eyes can be a lingering consequence of an emotional breakdown , but why?

Picture courtesy :peperonity.com

Picture courtesy:peperonity.com

According to allaboutvision.com, emotions cause tears to contain more water than a normal tear composed of mucus,oil, and water. This explains the whole “more emotion, more waterworks” phenomenon.

While many of the tears may be swept away, your eyelids and surrounding tissues soak up the water and harbor the moisture inside the skin. This causes the dreaded red and puffy eyes during a cry session.

While there may not be a quick fix to solve this problem immediately, applying a cool cloth to the eyes can reduce the swelling of blood vessels in 3-5 minutes. The good news is, research shows a good cry can make you feel much better.

If you notice red, puffy eyes for an extended period of time, contact your local Dr. Tavel location and schedule an appointment to check for allergies or other possible implications.

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